Carafate (sucralfate) vs axid?

Personal decision. Carafate is brand of sucralfate which works by coating stomach lining. It is fda approved only for duodenal ulcers. Axid (nizatidine) is brand of h2 receptor blocker, all of which are now available otc. In addition to treating duodenal ulcers, Axid (nizatidine) is also approved for gerd (heartburn) & gastric ulcers, too. Choice depends upon what you need to treat as well as cost (insurance), dosing regimen & side effects.

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Can Carafate (sucralfate) effect gastric emptying?

Carafate (sucralfate) Coating agent for stomach ulcers. Also used for oral ulcers. Considered non drug? At 18 were u diagnosed with ulcers or why the question? Gastric emptying affected by food types like protein which slows emptying time or too large meals. Consult physician with your symptoms to obtain accurate diagnosis. Very safe is fennel seed made into tea or ginger root tea. There are medical conditiogastropares. Read more...
Ulcer therapy. It is used more in ulcers by coating the ulcer and helping to heal faster. I dont think it helps gastric emptying. Read more...

Is the medication Carafate (sucralfate) used for the treatment of pain?

Carafate (sucralfate) This is used to treat ulcers. It sticks to the ulcer thereby protecting it from the stomach acid and enzymes allowing healing. One could argue that it may have a role in decreasing the pain as it covers/coats the ulcer protecting it. Carafate (sucralfate) is not classed as a pain medication. Read more...

I'm on Prevacid 30mg and carafate (sucralfate). Is light green BMs normal on these meds?

Maybe carafate (sucralfate) Doubt this is clear. Consider eliminating this and see if the color changes or then trade and eliminate Prevacid (lansoprazole). You may need to see the gastroenterologist. Read more...

What is the drug carafate, (sucralfate) and what is it used for? Thank you.

Sucralfate 4 ulcer. It is a medication used to treat stomach/duodenal ulcers, to prevent it, or to treat those with severe oral ulceration (epidermolysis bullosa). It is a relatively safe medication, but not as effect as other medication such as the famous purple pill. Some people do benefit from it and so still in use. Have fun learning. Good luck. Read more...

Can Carafate (sucralfate) be used for colitis?

Not usually, but… Carafate (sucralfate) taken orally will not have any affect on colitis. Having said that, however, it is sometimes used as an enema to treat colitis in the rectum and rectal ulcers. If it is prescribed that way, follow the doctor's advice on how often to take the enemas. Good luck. Read more...